Louisville makes finding a good pint pretty easy. Not only does the city have plenty of places to hoist a glass, it’s also home to plenty of its own stellar beermakers, with more than 50 Louisville-born craft breweries and distilleries littered throughout the city and nearly 200 across the Metro region.
Deciding where to grab a good pint, then, becomes the real challenge.
Whether you’re a local, or a visitor looking to drink like a local, there are certain breweries whose tap handles offer a more illuminating sip of the city’s beer landscape. We’ve created a lineup below of essential Louisville breweries, those that offer a larger peek into the scene’s movements. The venues are arranged from A-Z.